1955 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
|Dates||24 April - 4 September 1954|
|Winning team||Wexford (2nd win)|
|No. matches played||14|
|Top Scorer||Nicky Rackard (7-10)|
|All-Star Team||See here|
The 1955 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship was the 69th staging of the All-Ireland hurling championship since its establishment by the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1887. The championship began on 24 April 1955 and ended on 4 September 1955.
A total of fourteen teams contested the championship, the same as the previous championship, however, there were some changes on personnel. Antrim withdrew from the senior championship, while Wicklow fielded a team in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.
|Team||Colours||Most recent success|
|Clare||Saffron and blue||1914||1932||1945-46|
|Cork||Red and white||1954||1954||1952-53|
|Dublin||Blue and navy||1938||1952||1938-39|
|Galway||Maroon and white||1923||1950-51|
|Kilkenny||Black and amber||1947||1953||1932-33|
|Laois||Blue and white||1915||1949|
|Limerick||Green and white||1940||1940||1946-47|
|Meath||Green and gold|
|Offaly||Green, white and gold|
|Tipperary||Blue and gold||1951||1951||1954-55|
|Waterford||White and blue||1948||1948|
|Westmeath||Maroon and white|
|Wexford||Purple and gold||1910||1954|
|Wicklow||Blue and gold|
|15 May Quarter-final||Kilkenny||7-10 - 3-6||Meath||O'Moore Park|
Referee: P Lalor
|26 June Semi-final||Wexford||5-9 - 3-4||Westmeath||Croke Park|
Referee: R Mulcahy
|17 July Final||Wexford||2-7 - 2-7||Kilkenny||Croke Park|
Referee: C Mcloughlin
|31 July Final replay||Wexford||5-6 - 3-9||Kilkenny||Croke Park|
Referee: M Spain
|22 May Semi-final||Limerick||4-5 - 3-5||Waterford||Cork Athletic Grounds|
|Referee: T Twomey
|5 June Quarter-final||Clare||3-8 - 2-10||Cork||Thurles Sportsfield|
Referee: T O'Sullivan
|19 June Semi-final||Tipperary||0-8 - 1-6||Clare||Gaelic Grounds|
Referee: C Conway
|10 July Final||Limerick||2-16 - 2-6||Clare||Gaelic Grounds|
Referee: C Conway
|7 August Semi-final||Wexford||2-12 - 2-3||Limerick||Croke Park|
Referee: C McLoughlin
|4 September Final||Wexford||3-13 - 2-8||Galway||Croke Park|
Referee: B Stakelum (Tipperary)
- The attendance of 23,125 is one of the lowest attendances at a Munster final in recent years.
- The attendance of 50,840 at the game between Limerick and Wexford was a new record for an All-Ireland semi-final.
- Wexford win their second All-Ireland title, their first since 1910.
- Corry, Eoghan, The GAA Book of Lists (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005).
- Donegan, Des, The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (DBA Publications Limited, 2005).
- "All-Ireland win 1955". Ask About Ireland website. Retrieved 16 October 2013.